Nutrition & Exercise

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Schedule a Nutrition Education Appointment

Students can schedule a free individual nutrition education appointment with a Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) or a certified Peer Health Educators. This confidential appointment will help students identify dietary behaviors they can change to get them on track to healthy eating and positive body image.

Once scheduled, please submit a 24 hour food record prior to your appointment, or be prepared to do a 24 hour recall of your food intake on the day of your appointment.

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Learn about Exercise is Medicine® On Campus

Exercise is Medicine® On Campus (EIMOC) is a collaborative effort between Health Promotion Services, Koret Health and Recreation Center, School of Nursing and Health Professions, HR's GoUSF, and the Kinesiology department, that aims to improve the health and well-being of the campus community by providing the necessary tools to strengthen physical activity habits, and reinforce a daily campus culture of movement. Learn more about EIMOC.

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Cool B.E.A.N.S. (Balancing Exercise and Nutrition Students) Cookbook

Be apart of the Cool B.E.A.N.S! Research has shown that college students may not consume the recommended 5 servings or more of fruits and vegetables a day. Cool B.E.A.N.S is part of our nutrition program to raise awareness that it's cool to care about your health by focusing on getting the right balance of exercise and nutrition in your daily lives. Check out our Cool B.E.A.N.S. Cookbook.

Jumpstart Your Wellness Challenges

Each month, students can participate in fitness challenges designed to get them moving, socializing, and putting the fun in exercise. Learn how to participate, and about the monthly challenges, including information about the official Go Dons Get Fit (students versus faculty and staff) challenge in October. 

Functional Movement Program

Every semester, students can raise awareness to their body-mind connection through mat Pilates. The program focuses on six main themes: breath, centering, concentration, control, precision and flow, which are foundational skills when practicing Pilates and can easily act as a guide in everyday life and movement. Learn more about the program and how to register

Food Pantry

The University of San Francisco's Food Pantry through the Office of the Dean of Students is available to all currently enrolled USF undergraduate and graduate students. At this time, the pantry is only able to provide non-perishable items to support your nutritional needs. Learn more about the Food Pantry.